We are funding the only
research chair in Canada
We need your support
Health professionals >
Renal Crisis / New Onset Hypertension >

Renal Crisis / New Onset Hypertension

Symptoms and Treatments

 

 

Action

Most Common
Side Effects

     

ACE Inhibitors

Captopril
Enalapril (Vasotec®)
Lisinipril (Prinivil®, Zestril®)
Quinapril (Accupril®)
Ramipril (Altace®)
Fosinopril (Monopril®)
Benazepril (Lotensin®)
Trandolapril (Mavik®)

Block constriction of blood vessels Low blood pressure, dizziness, increased blood-potassium level, headache, dry cough, tiredness, photosensibility.

If taking corticosteroids, monitor your blood pressure frequently, and report changes to your healthcare provider immediately.

Warning About Corticosteroids and Renal Crisis

Corticosteroids, such as Prednisone and Medrol, have been used to treat several complications of systemic scleroderma, such as pulmonary fibrosis, pruritus (itchy skin), and joint pain.

Recent findings indicate that corticosteroids can be implicated in precipitating renal crisis.

Therefore, the medical community has concluded corticosteroids should be used cautiously, in a carefully screened patient population.

For example: to manage patients who also have myositis (muscle inflammation).

Anyone taking corticosteroids should monitor blood pressure frequently, and report changes to the healthcare provider immediately.


 

Scleroderma Medications Guide (Canada)

DISCOVER OUR WEBSITE
BECOME A
MEMBER AND
RECEIVE THE
NEWSLETTER
CLICK HERE
challenge to beat scleroderma through fundraising for research